2017 had a pretty rough start for me,but it finished extremely strong. When I look back on the year I feel pretty happy about the accomplishments I have made. I'm almost done my lib tech course, I began learning the ukulele, adopted a dog, took some road trips, wrote a new book, started submitting my work to publishers, and I met a really amazing woman.
Last week, I participated in a signing with some pretty fantastic people. The scary part of doing book signings is that you never know if anyone will show up--it has, on occasion, just been myself sitting at a table while passersby avert their gaze and ignore me. A common plight of being an author.
This Saturday I'll be at the Coles bookstore with four other amazing authors of young adult fiction. We'll be there to chat about books, sell our latest novels, and generally just have a good time. If you're in the area, consider stopping in and saying hello!
I'm pretty excited about attending this conference again this year! Not only does it mean a roadtrip to Kamloops, but I also get to meet some fantastic authors both of the professional and aspiring kind.
Last night I had the pleasure of seeing long-time friend Jeremy Tankard launch his newest creation, Hungry Bird, at Vancouver Kidsbooks. As a library tech who does storytimes with preschoolers, I'm familiar with his other books. A favourite with the kids is Grumpy Bird, as you can read the book as an interactive with the …